Create football design offline
|Number of colors||maximum 5. Usually images / logos / designs have to be resized first and then color reduced.
Photoshop users: look for keywords "color modes", "color depth" and "indexed colors".
|Image dimensions||Standard size: 772 x 84 pixel, kids football scarf 600x72 pixel, large football scarf 1024x84 pixel.|
|Resolution (DPI)||Standard / 72 dpi. When correctly color reduced, there is NO resolution anymore. One pixel has one color, which will become one knitted stitch.|
|Front / backside||You can create two separate files, but maximum number of colors is 5 in the whole scarf (front + back).|
|Fringes / tassels||Fringes are not part of the design. They are added during knitting automatically.|
- PDF or vector files have to be rasterized / converted to pixel files, because the grid / knitting resolution is fixed. For the same reason, high resolution or very large images DO NOT improve the quality of the design in the scarf, because these files have to be scaled down for production anyway.
- To design pixel perfect, use the dimensions given in pixel, NOT the size of the ready made scarf in cm. One pixel becomes one knitted stitch. Depending an actual design and number of knitting colors used, the ready size may vary. That's why the aspect ratio of the file dimensions and the aspect ratio of the knitted scarf in cm is not identical.
Pixel in the design
One pixel is highlighted in the color reduced design. Design file width is 84 pixel, scarf width is 84 knitted stitches.
Image to stitch
Image/design in upper half, knitted stitch in the scarf below. Stitches are "V"-shaped, not rectangular.
Ready made scarf
Single pixel/stitches make up the whole design. From a distance, single stitches are not identifiable anymore.
Looks like 4 colors
This design seems to have 4 colors: background white, and in the design white, darkgreen, darkred and yellow.
When zooming in, you can see there are more colors, about 3600 total.
These are color shades/gradients that come when scaling the image, or when the design is saved as JPEG (image compression). Designs should be saved in an image format that can store color palettes, e.g. PNG
Maximum 5 colors can be knitted in the football scarf, so colors have to be reduced to this number. Or in this case, 4 colors make sense, having and additional grey does not improve the design in any way.
Now there are 4 colors in the design (red is out of the image section). Every pixel has one color, becoming one knitted stitch in the scarf or other product